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UK Train-Driver Union Would Make Threatened Strikes National

  • Results from ballot on walkouts at multiple firms due Monday
  • RMT is separately mulling latest proposals in separate dispute
Striking workers picket line near Glasgow Central railway station in Glasgow, UK, on on June 21.

Striking workers picket line near Glasgow Central railway station in Glasgow, UK, on on June 21.

Photographer: Emily Macinnes/Bloomberg
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The UK train drivers’ union said it’s likely to coordinate any strikes resulting from a ballot across multiple companies, aiming for maximum disruption to the railway amid disputes over pay.

Results from a month-long vote are due Monday, according to Keith Richmond, a spokesman for the Associated Society of Locomotive Engineers and Firemen. Coordinating any action as a walkout covering much of Britain would be an “obvious” move, he said Tuesday.